International Society of Automation News Release
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Dates for 2009 Industrial Automation Safety and Security Symposium
Research Triangle Park, NC (29 January 2009) – The International Society of Automation, ISA, announced that the 2009 Industrial Automation Safety and Security Symposium, sponsored by the ISA Safety Division, will take place 22-23 April 2009 in Houston, TX, at the Marriott Houston Hobby Airport.
The event was previously known as the ISA Safety Division Symposium, but has been renamed this year to better reflect the technical content of the program.
This year's symposium will address technical and business issues associated with identifying and mitigating safety hazards in industrial environments. Additionally, this year’s symposium will include additional technical focus on cyber security threats to industrial environments and design considerations engineers must consider when designing industrial processes and Safety Instrumented Systems. The symposium will provide an in-depth look at today's safety technologies and procedures. The event is intended to create a forum where paper presentations and panel discussions transfer information from the leaders and experts on safety and control to industry professionals.
Technical theme areas include:
Safety Instrumented Systems
Industrial Security - Preventing unsafe conditions from security threats to automation systems and assets
Lowering Cost of Capitol and Return on Investment through Safety and Security Projects
Pre-registration is open until 15 April 2009 and registration fees are $395 for ISA Members and $495 for non-members.
Presentation abstracts are still being accepted and anyone interested in participating or helping to plan the program should contact Program Chair Bryan Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org. All abstracts must be submitted by 13 February 2009.
For more information or to register, visit www.isa.org/safetysymposium or contact Rodney Jones at email@example.com or +1 919 990-1418. For sponsorship opportunities, please call +1 919 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, the International Society of Automation (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in North America. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).